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iPad Review - Makin' Life Very easy

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I recently finished a short term blog writing gig where I got to research topics and provide personal reviews from the iPhone and iPad. I really like my job!

Upon winning the bid for that job, I decided it was time for a start up business investment -- I recently purchased an iPad. I had been wanting one for awhile anyway (much thanks to the Modern Family episode where Phil so desperately wants one for his birthday), so having found myself with an assignment to examine them was just like a cosmic sign the time was ripe for me to become the proud new owner of my very own Apple iPad.

ipod touch 4 vs ipad 2

My husband and I took the kids to Best to buy rather spontaneously one Saturday afternoon (Him: "Hey, you need to go look at iPads at Best Buy?" Me: "Sure."). Of course, throughout the 30 minute drive there, we went from discussing merely exploring the iPads to trying to puzzle out basically should get the 3G or even the Wifi. This is no slight debate since the difference in prices are about $150. However, when we got to Best Buy and found out that the shop had in stock was the 16GB Wifi iPads, that virtually ended the argument.

One of the leading discussions about the iPad is how it actually suits the world of computing. It's almost like an old fashioned joke: "What's bigger than an apple iphone, smaller than an iMac, and still has great apps?" I must say that the iPad is becoming almost a late developed appendage. I've it beside me almost constantly -- even (much to my husband's alternating amusement and, I believe, jealousy) to the point where I frequently fall asleep during sex cuddling by using it during the night.

Why am I so weirdly obsessed with my new toy? Because every single day I find another way the iPad makes my life far more easy of computer used to be. About this one perfectly sized handheld computing device, I am able to read a book (iBooks, Kindle), listen to music (iTunes, Pandora), play a game (check out Angry Birds or Plants vs. Zombies), write an article for work (iWorks Pages, Google documents), surf the Internet, read and write emails, watch a movie (Netflix, iTunes store), as well as help my preschoolers start learning to read (check out the Preschool app).

Now, if you don't have an iPad, you're probably thinking, "So what? I'm able to do most of that on my small PC or iPhone." To some degree, yes, you can. But you can't get it done nearly as easily, flawlessly, and simply as possible with my one little iPad.

The screen is sufficient big enough to be able to make excellent use of the touchscreen capabilities from the Apple handheld devices. The onscreen keyboard is especially impressive -- I'm able to even use two hands to do my own "iPad pecking" version of typing on a full-sized keyboard. I will add, though, that I made the $70 investment towards the keyboard docking station when I bought the iPad, an investment which i absolutely recommend to anyone thinking about purchasing their own iPad.

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The true value and employ of the iPad revolves around its convenient size, shape and weight. It isn't too large or small, an ideal shape for holding or propping up on your knees, and definitely much less heavy to transport. iPhones are great, however the smaller screen causes a lot of "fat finger"mistakes. Laptops tend to be more convenient than the usual desktop to take with you, however they are still too cumbersome to simply travel with, in order to snuggle in bed to watch a movie on. No, only the iPad provides the absolute perfect size machine for multi-tasking use.

I have been deeply in love with my iPad because the day I brought it home. However, once we prepare to ready to go on vacation, my love has suddenly both deepened and strengthened. As the mom of three kids, you can imagine just how much extra stuff is required to help to keep children entertained on a trip. Today after i was packing our carry-on bag I suddenly remarked that now that I have the iPad, I will not have to lug a whole backpack filled with extraneous items.

Gone are the books, puzzles, games, art supplies, etc. that normally weigh me down like a bipedal pachyderm. My iPad can provide all of the normal airplane ride entertainment alone. There are kids books on my iBooks shelf, the Doodle Buddy app for my budding artists, iTunes movies loaded and able to go, and dozens of games to experience. It is a whole traveling entertainment system in a single sleek 7.5 x 9.5 handheld screen. Fantastic!
 

Posted May 26, 2012 at 7:33am

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